Hey, here’s an idea!

Dollars ! by pfala @ Flickr

Dollars ! by pfala @ Flickr

Instead of taking that $700,000,000,000 and giving to the predators who got us into this mess, how ’bout we take that same $700,000,000,000 and pay off the mortgages of the people who need it most? At $100,000 apiece, that would be enough to pay on 7,000,000 mortgages.

Voila! No more mortgage crisis, and the dirtbags don’t get rewarded for gaming the system and running their companies into the ground.

I like the sound of trickle-up economics for a change, and it can’t possibly work any worse than what’s going on now, right?

From whence came the art:

That image is titled Dollars ! by pfala, and is licensed by the artist under the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 license.

8 Responses to “Hey, here’s an idea!”

  1. carlsonjok Says:

    Not to be contrarian, but that is 100% a giveaway. Under the current plan, the government (and thus, the taxpayers) could actually turn a profit on the 700 large.

  2. Lou FCD Says:


    I don’t expect we’ll ever see a dime of that money again anyway, so….


  3. Elspeth Says:

    Heh. How about for starting up a national healthcare scheme?

    Are my politics showing?


  4. Lou FCD Says:


    It’s better than having your slip showing, I suppose. 😉

  5. Elspeth Says:


    Don’t wear ’em …

    But a too short skirt paired with stockings and garters? Oh, that can be a … problem. Depending on one’s perspective.

  6. Lou FCD Says:

    Um, I don’t see the problem, myself…

    Especially if my perspective is from behind.


  7. Elspeth Says:

    *ponders the possibility of getting permission to post certain photographs*

    *realizes that it’s unlikely to be granted*

    Sorry, Lou.

    *offers a cheeky grin*

  8. Lou FCD Says:

    Ha, that was cute!

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